Frank J. Chantala, 88, passed away December 27, 2003, in Pueblo, Colorado. Survived by his children, David F. Chantala, Denver; Richard G. Chantala, Salinas, Calif.; Marijane Spear, Norma Kay (Ronald) Perko, Patricia J. McKinney, all of Pueblo; Sharon Riggs, Denver; Diane Kim (David) Chantala-Taft, Cary, North Carolina; half-brother, Louis J. Chantala. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, Troy Chantala, Pueblo; Tracie (Geoff) Siebenneicher, Pueblo; Tammie (Bret) Matthews, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Elizabeth Chantala, Denver; Michael Perko, Pueblo; Kevin (Elizabeth) Perko, Pueblo; Kelly (Russ) Leffler, Denver; Geoffrey (JoAnna) McKinney, Pueblo; Deborah Riggs, Denver; Tiffany Riggs, Denver; and Douglas (Elizabeth) Riggs, Denver; 18 great-grandchildren and ex-wife, Arnette Chantala. Preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Helen Marie Chantala in 1971; parents, Frank & Frances Mesner Chantala; sisters, Mary Brubnjak and Frances Tezak; step-mother, Frances M. Chantala; and son-in-law, Gene Spear. Frank was born on May 11, 1915, in Pueblo and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. He was an accomplished musician and accordionist. Frank was a well known cattle buyer and stockman, as well as a professional cabinet builder and co-owned Marco's Tavern for 30 years until May of 2003. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, in the Mountain View Chapel Mausoleum, with Deacon Philip Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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  2. Tom and I wish to express our sympathy to the family. This must be exra difficult for Marijane to lose two loved ones so close together. We mostly remember Frank when we went to his auction on Pueblo Blvd. Fondly, Midge and Tom Montgomery

  3. MY HUSBAND AND I USE TO GET AWAY FROM THE KIDS ONCE IN AWHILE AND WE WOULD GO HAVE A DRINK AT MARCO’S. THERE WE MET FRANK AND HIS WIFE. TWO VERY NICE PEOPLE. MY HUSBAND PASSED AWAY IN 1997 AT AGE 44 AND FRANK WAS SO FULL OF SUPPORT. SENT ME THE NICEST CARD I HAVE EVER RECIEVED. I THEN WORKED AT BROOKHARTS AND WOULD SEE FRANK FROM TIME TO TIME. HE ALWAYS STAYED BUSY. HE WAS JUST A KIND NICE MAN. HE WILL BE MISSED. YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMATHY. I WILL ALWAYS THINK ABOUT FRANK AND WHAT A UPSTANDING, MORAL, AND JUST A GOOD PERSON HE IS. MAY HE BE UP THERE IN HEVAN WITH HIS WIFE, AND ALL THE SAINTS! GOD BLESS YOU ALL….KATHRYN L. CROSS

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